10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? (Luke 6: 10-12 NIV)
Can you be trusted with little? This is a big question that will only be answered honestly when you check yourself.
JESUS essentially says in the Scripture above, that until GOD sees you being faithful in the affairs of other men or that you can be trusted with little, only then will HE entrust true riches to you. And JESUS means this literally. Think about the law of reaping and sowing, ‘Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows (Galatians 6: 7 NIV)’. So, if you currently work for someone, and you steal from him, inflate your performance levels or do anything remotely dishonest, know that you shall reap what you have sown, for GOD cannot be mocked. I have heard of so many people from my home country, who after working for the government for many years could not do business of their own successfully. Why? They had been so dishonest or corrupt working for the government; the culture of taking what is not rightfully theirs is so ingrained in them, they sometimes don’t succeed in business.
Give and it shall be given unto you, JESUS says (Luke 6: 38). So also, if you do not prevent someone else from prospering by stealing from them, you will also prosper in your business when you do have one. Moreover, if GOD sees that you have been trustworthy with your boss or someone you are accountable to, GOD is the God of Justice, and HE will make sure that you are promoted in your workplace. Essentially, if you want promotion in your life: career, marriage, business, etc, GOD has to see you being trustworthy even when you have little.
Besides, in the sphere of relationships, if you are always deceiving people and leaving a trail of broken hearts in your wake, this attitude will come back to bite you. What goes around comes around, so don’t expect to be happily married at 30 for instance, when all you have done in the preceding ten years is deceive members of the opposite sex, and mess with their hearts.
Finally, whatever you are doing presently, do it very well, for you do not know who is watching. A future employer may be watching; a future spouse may be watching; GOD is watching. Thus, be trustworthy and diligent in what you are doing now, and see how GOD will reward you with true riches.
May the LORD bless the study of HIS Awesome Word in JESUS’ Name!
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